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Your customers will tell you what they want

If you work in product or service development, and a customer called you up to offer suggestions for improvements to your offering, would you listen?  Of course you'd weigh the feedback.  Does the customer have insights that are new or unusual?  Are they repeating some of the same things you've heard before?

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Top 5 Information Security Threats for 2017

Attacks on information security took place on an unprecedented scale in 2016. The ramping up in terms of frequency and audacity is expected to continue through 2017. It is important to understand the threats that organisations face in the coming year.


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Can Systems Thinking Help You Think Like a CMO and Drive Marketing Innovation?

Can Systems Thinking Help You Think Like a CMO and Drive Marketing Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Every marketer has felt the pressure to drive marketing innovation. But what does that really mean for the average marketer, whose role includes a diverse range of different factors? Consider a day in the life of a marketer. You’re managing social campaigns on four different networks.
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How a Startup Can Thrive in the Digital Age

How a Startup Can Thrive in the Digital Age | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology is reshaping the digital economy, and MIT's Andrew McAfee tells Bloomberg that if today's entrepreneurs don't embrace machines, platforms, and crowds, they will be left behind by the ones who do.
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How AI and IoT must work together

How AI and IoT must work together | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) become more commonplace, it is both useful and important to understand how these two important trends work together to benefit specialists and the average person alike.
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Beyond Design Thinking: How to Ensure Design Is Always On in Your Organization

Beyond Design Thinking: How to Ensure Design Is Always On in Your Organization | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
A common theme in many of my recent posts has been how and why it’s critical to keep human beings front-and-center in any sort of innovation or digital transformation initiative. This is easy to say but not always easy to do – at least in the right way. That’s partly because, outside of Marketing and Sales, most corporate functions have grown over time without customer-centricity as a mandate.
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We should make it easy for people to bring great tech ideas to market—but we’re doing the opposite

We should make it easy for people to bring great tech ideas to market—but we’re doing the opposite | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
An innovator I know—let’s call him Tom—had trained for a decade at some of the world’s top research institutions to become an expert in materials science and engineering. He’d developed a new manufacturing technique for semiconductors with the potential to enable next-generation power conversion devices for lighting, EVs, renewable power, and defense applications.
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Flexible Operating Models Only Limited by Rigid Corporate Thinking

Flexible Operating Models Only Limited by Rigid Corporate Thinking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The technology is there, and so is the desire of workers. 

The only thing limiting the shift to a more nimble, agile and productive workplace is the rigid policies of companies themselves.

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How AI can be a force for good

How AI can be a force for good | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
You probably know that by 2022 an estimated 5 million jobs worldwide will be lost to AI-enabled automation technologies. You probably also know that Oxford University says that 47 percent of American jobs are at risk of being automated, and you probably know two or three more harrowing statistics along the same lines.

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Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone

Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
When the iPhone emerged in 2007, it came with all the promise and pomp of a major Steve Jobs announcement, highlighting its user interface and slick design as key selling points. We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet economy and, in many ways, society as a whole. But technically speaking, the iPhone was not very innovative.

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Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation

Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Google is one of the most innovative companies in the world, because it actively pursues a culture of innovation. Google for years has worked to ensure that innovative ideas are continually flowing in order to position the company for success well into the future. What is Google doing, and how can we learn from their innovative culture?
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Sharing Economy: Why Blockchain Might Be Next Big Thing for Office Rental

Sharing Economy: Why Blockchain Might Be Next Big Thing for Office Rental | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The shared workspace model is poised to transform the world of work, catering to current and future trends by creating flexible and adaptive office ecosystems.
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5 Ways to Tell if Your Company Will Flourish or Vanish in the Digital Economy

If your company's sole focus is on cost cuts, then it likely has bigger problems.
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Finastra Talks Bank Collaboration, Innovation

Finastra Talks Bank Collaboration, Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the largest banks can be slowest to innovate, but in today’s FinTech ecosystem, FIs can’t afford to stand still. Matthew Williamson, global head of payments and cash management for the newly formed Finastra, tells PYMNTS why size isn’t everything in the world of financial services. Finastra may be among the largest FinTechs in the world, but the smallest company may be the one to create the next big thing — and if banks aren’t ready to collaborate, their market share will dwindle.
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No wonder Canadians aren’t more innovative: Look how poorly we protect innovators’ rights

No wonder Canadians aren’t more innovative: Look how poorly we protect innovators’ rights | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Stronger intellectual property laws are critical if Canada is to have a more innovative, productive economy
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3 Surprising Ideas for Raising Your Business Creativity

If innovation is the implementation of creativity, it makes sense that, to stay innovative, you need to stay creative. Easy, right? Well, not if you're a normal person.
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The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 1: Employee Innovation

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 1: Employee Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge. For most companies, innovation is handled behind closed doors in a secluded part of the company that only a few have access to.
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Who's the Copycat Now?

Who's the Copycat Now? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
It's difficult for many Americans to shake their mental image of Chinese knockoffs peddled on street corners. And for years that described Chinese technology, too. Local companies set up shop by copying eBay, Google, Apple and other foreign technology companies.
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9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers

9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
We deal with them all day. Whether at work or at home, they seem to chase us down.

What if our problem-solving efforts could be radically improved?

What if you could increase your confidence in solving hard problems?

What if you could stop wasting time and money and implement the right solution?
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Innovation is great, but it needs to do one key thing, execs say at 'Summer Davos'

Innovation is great, but it needs to do one key thing, execs say at 'Summer Davos' | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Technology is transforming the world, but if businesses and governments aren't careful, innovation could hurt society by exacerbating inequality, rather than making lives better.

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad - a technology innovation fund.

Libertad, the Technological Innovation Fund of the Israel Security and Intelligence Service, was established to provide an innovative capability for maintaining and developing the Mossad's technological superiority by connecting to cutting-edge civilian tech startups.
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Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators?

Can People Be Trained To Be Innovators? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Ideas are the seeds of innovation, and all people are creative. So, the answer is yes. But it comes with a caveat: Most every organization wants innovation but rejects creativity.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
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Grocers should turn their business innovation to low-income neighborhoods

Grocers should turn their business innovation to low-income neighborhoods | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
North Texans are getting a front-row seat for the transformation of how Americans shop for groceries. That is, North Texans with money.
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Unlocking the value of the advertising and marketing ecosystem

Unlocking the value of the advertising and marketing ecosystem | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Can you connect customer experiences and business strategy to more effectively deliver on your brand promise?

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